Arrest made in 1972 killing of 15-year-old Illinois girl thanks to genetic genealogy

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Was 27 when the crime happened. Now he is 76 and was arrested and charged with first degree murder. The suspect lived just 1 mile from where the young girl was found.


I love these stories. This technology is incredible, and its solved countless cases where there was almost no hope of identifying a killer. 50 years later, and they finally nailed the bastard. Better late than never.


That shit is crazy. Imagine thinking you got away with murder for that long. Wonder if he didn’t even care or if it was eating away at him.


Wow, I had no idea this happened in my town (where I currently live). It’s always surreal when you see your towns name in an article like this.


… what kind of genealogy is not genetic?